COMMUNITY CALENDAR: South Gate to conduct annual health fair


The city of South Gate conducts its annual health fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Margaret Travis Senior Center, 4855 Tweedy Blvd.

The fair includes health screenings, a vendor fair, live entertainment, food trucks, an obstacle course and a climbing wall.

Information (323) 357-9662.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, May 11

Support group: Senior citizens who have lost a spouse, family member or friend can share their experiences from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. The group is led by a trained professional from the Telecare Corporation. (562) 929-5580

Library market: A farmers market is open in the Bruggemeyer Library parking lot, 318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, from 4 to 8 p.m. It features fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and flowers grown at California farms. Also available are hummus, breads and tamales, raw honey from Energy Bee Farms, peaches from Arnett Farms and a wide selection of Asian vegetables from Vu Produce of Fresno. (626) 307-1388

Political reception: The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project holds “Sabor de las Americas,” at 6 p.m. at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 570 W. Avenue 26, Los Angeles. This is a benefit reception in support of the organization’s “get out the vote” campaign in preparation for the midterm election. Maria Elena Durazo, a candidate for the 24th state Senate District, is among the guests expected to attend. (323) 205-2190

Open mic night: Singers, dancers and poets may showcase their talents from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Norwalk Cultural Arts Center, 13200 Clarkdale Ave. Participants may perform up to two selections. Light snacks are provided. (562) 929-5521

Saturday, May 12

Downey market: A farmers market offers fresh produce and other items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Downey Avenue between Second and Third streets in Downey. Parking is available in the city’s parking structure or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284

Community conference: Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell hosts the first of three conferences geared toward residents in Atwater Village, Elysian Valley and Glassell Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Washington Irving Middle School, 3010 Estara Ave., Glassell Park. The conference will focus on the Los Angeles River, housing, pedestrian safety and homelessness. (213) 207-3015

Monday, May 14

Bellflower market: A farmers market operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Simms Park, 16614 S. Clark Ave., Bellflower. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, breads, sprouts, honey and more are available. (562) 866-7510.

South Gate market: Harbor Area Farmers Markets sponsors a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Gate Park, Tweedy Boulevard and Walnut Avenue. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, fish, eggs, honey, baked items and gardens plants are available. (323) 774-0159

Junior golf: Youngsters from 7 to 17 may participate in the Pico Rivera Junior Golf Club at the Pico Rivera Golf Course, 3260 Fairway Drive, from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per week or $30 for the month. (562) 692-9933

Tuesday, May 15

Farmers market: The Norwalk Committee on Aging conducts a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Excelsior High School south parking lot, on the south side of Alondra Boulevard west of Pioneer Boulevard. Fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables and fish are available.

Legal assistance: In partnership with L.A. Law Library, the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, is offering free law librarian assistance from 1 to 6 p.m. Each help desk visit includes assistance locating information and resources concerning legal issues and court procedures. L.A. Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. (562) 868-0775

Mother’s Day mixer: The Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, holds a Mother’s Day mixer from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring live entertainment and drawings. Tickets are $3 and must be purchased by May 14. (562) 929-5580

Wednesday, May 16

Fresh produce: The Huntington Park Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and other items from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Salt Lake Park, 3401 E. Florence Ave. (323) 584-6218

Saturday, May 19

Resource fair: Child360, a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening communities and positively impacting the lives of children, hosts a free community resource fair with entertainment for the entire family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Salt Lake Park, 3401 Florence Ave., Huntington Park. The event spotlights local services and programs for underserved communities in Southeast Los Angeles County, including the cities of Bell Gardens, Bell, Huntington Park, Walnut Park, Commerce, Cudahy and Maywood. (213) 712-4710

Rose Garden party: The Hargitt House Museum, 12426 Mapledale St., Norwalk, opens its doors to the public for the annual Rose Garden Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. The event showcases the museum’s rose garden and includes activities for children as well as light refreshments. (562) 929-5521

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